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Using a different power lead?

Discussion in 'Audio Visual' started by itsnotplumb, 21 Jan 2021.

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    Hello. I bought a cheap mini projector from amazon a couple of years back. (I recommend them you can have an 8x4 screen for about £40). Haven't used it for a year and can't find the power lead. The one from a PlayStation 2 seems to work when I tried of for a few seconds but I thought I'd ask if there could a problem if I use it for longer? It's the sort that goes in a radio/cassette player.
    It's v important. I've promised the 5 year old he can watch Star wars for the first time ever.
     
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    There are lots of different names for these, but in the trade we used to call these "figure-of-8" cables. That's because if you look at the connector end-on it looks something like a number 8.

    II it fits without use of excessive force then it'll do just fine.
     
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    I always knew these as a 'telefunken' mains lead. I think they are also called a 'C7' by our European friends?
     
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    Thanks gents.
    I nearly described it as figure of eight funnily enough.
     
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    Blimey Telefunken....that's a blast from the past.....proper best quality West German made tellies they were. The 28 inch colour with remote control in the big wooden cabinet was THE telly to have in the early 70's. My grandmothers friend had one. I loved going round hers on a saturday morning to visit with me nan (her husband died in an industrial accident and she got compo....that's how she could afford a Telefunken). I always got a can of pop (all to myself...no going halves with my sister), a packet of Spangles and watched Tiswas in colour. Thought I'd died and gone to heaven.

    Then reality kicked in when I got home and turned on the old PYE black and white tv.
     
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